Public Sector

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Accounting gaffe leads to nurses being asked to 'work for free'

RCN said the draconian move by the NHS trust was badly damaging morale among nurses who already voluntarily work extra hours unpaid

20 Nov 2014

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CIPFA endorses public sector reporting evolution

IIRC and CIPFA push initiative to to drive more sustainability and transparency into public sector reporting

18 Nov 2014

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CIPFA launches global fraud risk register

The public finance body will work alongside its international partner organisations to collate the most common fraud risks currently afflicting government and the public sector

11 Nov 2014

CIPFA: Drastic, longer-term public finance thinking needed

CIPFA's pre-election manifesto calls for longer-term thinking by government

07 Nov 2014

CIPFA to launch first public audit qualification in 2015

Improvements will include an increased focus on commercial skills such as commissioning, contract negotiation, financial modelling, and partnership working

24 Oct 2014

LGA creates new company to fill Audit Commission’s demise

Local Government Association sets up independent company in preparation for the closure of the Audit Commission in March 2015

03 Oct 2014

NHS accountant jailed over £2m fraud

NHS accountant at two primary care trusts set up standing orders to own accounts in order to buy property

30 Jul 2014

FRC consults on local audit regulation

Accounting regulator launches consultation on audit of local public bodies

22 Jul 2014

CIPFA treasurer quits over pension deficit concern

Ian Perkin calls on CIPFA to use office sale surplus next year to pay down pension deficit

16 Jul 2014

Governments told to grasp nettle on accrual accounting

Governments failed to address deficiencies in public sector cash-based accounting that were exposed by the sovereign debt crisis

07 Jul 2014

ICAS members knighted in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Amyas Morse and Ewan Brown knighted

16 Jun 2014

Colin: Will new head of financial control at GCHQ be called M

Colin might decide against going for this job advertised Accountancy Age

09 May 2014

Three firms pick up remaining Audit Commission work

BDO, KPMG and EY pick up remaining local government Audit Commission contracts

02 Apr 2014

Local audit changes could undermine auditor independence

Transparency International warns changes to local audit system may "inadvertently allow corruption to thrive"

15 Nov 2013

Ex-IFAC CEO moves to CIPFA

Ian Ball to develop the institute's international offering

24 Sep 2013

NAO qualifies local government accounts

Department for Communities and Local Government accounts qualified following spending breaches

02 Jul 2013

Ernst & Young called in to save foundation hospital

Ernst & Young's most senior insolvency practitioners take up role at Mid Staffordshire Hospital Trust

16 Apr 2013

Local Audit Bill has “gaping holes”, says Hodge

Arrangements set out in Local Audit Bill "will result in a more complex and fragmented audit regime", says Margaret Hodge

18 Jan 2013

Accounting error wipes £2.3m off Cambridge Council budget

E&Y confirms council's £2.3m December budget adjustment

07 Jan 2013

Public sector audit work improves for 2011/12

Audit Commission finds there have been improvements in the standard of financial reporting at local bodies

14 Dec 2012

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Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

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Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

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Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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